The mother of supermodel’s Bella and Gigi Hadid, Yolanda, has spoken out about the success of her daughters and the advice she gave them growing up.
“A pretty face only gets you that far”, she said in a recent interview.
Yolanda Hadid, also a model, said that she always told her daughters that they needed to find a way that was going to set them apart from the rest. “there are 100 girls out there who are as beautiful as you are” she would say and it is about finding your unique differences.
She told her daughters that working hard and making sure you were seen as a friendly face were things that would help you to become successful.
Bella, 21 and Gigi Hadid, 22, have both taken their mother’s advice appearing in the top 10 of Forbes highest earning supermodels list in 2017. Gigi Hadid earned $9.5 million to place her 5th whilst her sister ranked 9th earning $6 million.
At such a young age it is clear that the work and advice their mother has done for them is certainly starting to pay the dividends. The regular catwalk appearances aren’t the only thing that is keeping the sisters busy.
Bella and Gigi Hadid are certainly no strangers to the spotlight now having been involved in modelling for a number of years.
It was revealed on Wednesday that Gigi Hadid had broken up with former One Direction member Zayn Malik after their two-year relationship. Bella has also previously had a very public relationship with The Weekend.
Their mother said that whilst a lot of their life is in the spotlight, “they have whole other lives out there that nobody knows about”.
Yolanda bases herself in New York and is currently the host of ‘Making a Model’ – a show that follows the lives of aspiring models and a program that coincidentally made her daughters famous.
She also commented on the changing scape of models over the last decade and continuing changes as technology and social media become more prominent. Yolanda Hadid said that the lives of supermodels like Bella and Gigi Hadid now required constant upkeep.
Social media is now so prominent and people all over the world now follow these mega stars that there isn’t really a break. She finished by saying that the nature of the media in judging the good and the bad was “ a lot to handle for anybody, not just models.”